Mahershala Ali 1st Muslim To Win Oscar, Viola Davis & ‘Moonlight’ Snag Awards

Congratulations to a few of our favorites that took home Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. The annual event honored the best films of 2016. This year, Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar, snagging the Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Moonlight’. Viola Davis won for Best Supporting Actress. ‘Moonlight’ won for Best Adapted Screenplay AND Best Picture. See the complete list of winners below.

Best Picture: “Moonlight”

Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Cinematography: “La La Land”

Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”

Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”

Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”

Score: “La La Land”

Sound Mixing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Visual Effects: “The Jungle Book”

Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”

Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea”

Photo: BlackFilm Twitter, The Academy Twitter

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Authored by: TJB Writer